Monday, November 2, 2009

Knock, Knock

Knock, Knock
Who shall we welcome?

Many times, I have heard my door knock and opened it to a person handing me tracts and literature from their churches & religion. I always smiled politely, received it and waved them goodbye as I shut the door. I never wanted to offend them so I would do this routine every time. Yet, I found this scripture and realized how God was actually against what I was doing.

"If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds." 2 John 1:10, 11

God tells us that whomsoever comes to us, or knocks at our door, or greets us at the parking lot bringing us a different Gospel than from what the Word of God teaches us, that we are not to greet them nor welcome them into our homes. We also cannot accept their tracts and literature. If we do so, we shall be partakers of their evil deeds. That is pretty strong, but God wants us to draw a line and not support them or having any part to do with them at all. We must have no part to do with false prophets.

We as Christians need to be wise. We also need to be strong. This will be one of the things we need to take into consideration as we live a life of boldness in Christ.

A Voice in the Wilderness


Goose Hill Farm said...

WOW! Thank you, Charlene, for posting this. We have several that come to our home and leave brochures often. From now on I will gently say "No thank and God Bless!

Miss Charlene said...

Awesome :) I am just careful of saying "God bless" if it would be the same as bidding them God speed.

Dana said...

In the past, I did welcome them(LDS or JW) in my home or I would stand on my front porch talking with those who came to our house.
The last time we did, my spirit was uneasy the whole time. Once they left, I told my husband never again. They have never returned. I forgot about this verse you mentioned until the Lord brought it to my attention the day after our last visitors came. I won't be rude, but like you said gently explain that we are just not interested.


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